Before it became the Lager Koralle Bunker Complex, the goal was to build a naval academy in the outskirts of Berlin. But, after some test radio transmission, the Navy decided to change its plans and create what we would call the German Command of the Navy.
Our own list of the best Berlin books everybody needs to have as a way to see and understand the city a little better. We bought these books over the years we have been here, and we promise you they are worth every penny.
The Berlin Wall Memorial, also known in German as Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, is a mix of monuments and museums commemorating the city’s division by the Berlin Wall and the people who died because of it. And we consider it to be the best place to learn about the wall and how it affected the city and the entire continent.
Halle Neustadt was one of the first attempts from East Germany on planning a new city from scratch. They wanted to create a utopic place with equal conditions for everyone. To make the site more vibrant and colourful, artworks were spread all around the area, and we are here to show you these socialist murals of Halle Neustadt.
On the outskirts of Berlin, where Neukölln and Schönefeld meet, there is a hill with one of the city’s best views. Called the Skypoint in Schönefeld, this manufactured structure is built over trash, and we took our drone there in June 2021 to capture its beauty.
Overlooking the bay in Tallinn, this is where you will find the Maarjamäe Memorial Complex. This ensemble of memorials dates from Soviet times, back in the 1970s, and it’s easy to spot from the city centre because of its sizeable concrete obelisk dedicated to the Defenders of the Soviet Union.
Fotostrasse’s Guide To Brutalism In Berlin is a simple and easy way to explore the beauty of concrete in the German capital. From the weird shaped Bierpinsel in Steglitz to the battleship style construction of the Mäusebunker in Lichterfelde, Berlin has some of the best examples of Brutalism architecture in Europe; here guide you through some of the places.